I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)

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"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)" is a popular song written in 1953 by Joe Thomas and Howard Biggs. Since then, it became something of a minor pop standard, largely due to several well-received versions of the song. It is best known for appearing on Elvis Presley's first album,[1] and for a performance of the song by The Beatles (that appears on their Live at the BBC album).[1] The Beatles also performed the song at the Star-Club in Hamburg on New Year's Eve, 31 December 1962, during their fifth and final Hamburg residency. This version appears on their album, Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962.

The Beatles Version[edit]

"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)"
Song by The Beatles
from the album Live at the BBC
Released 30 November 1994
Recorded 16 July 1963
Length 2:01
Songwriter(s) Joe Thomas and Howard Biggs
Producer(s) Terry Henebery

The Beatles recorded their version on July 16, 1963 at the BBC Paris Studio in London for the Pop Go The Beatles radio show. The recording went unreleased until 1994 when it was released on Live at the BBC.

The Beatles version is different than Presley's version in that is more rock 'n' roll while Presley's version is in a more rockabilly country style.

This is one of three Presley songs recorded by the Beatles for BBC radio, the others being "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" and "That's All Right".[2]


Incomplete list of artists who have performed the song[edit]


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